New Year’s resolutions. Did you make one? I do every year and more often than not, I’m able to keep them. It’s not because I’m some super self-disciplined person who’s goal-directed personality doesn’t let anything get in her way.
Oh no. I procrastinate with the best of them. I generally keep my resolutions because I feel choose them wisely. Buuuuut last year, I did a Chicago bucket list and admittedly didn’t accomplish much. There were 12 items and I’ve done four. Whoops. They were: Run a half marathon, spend a day at Millennium Park, take a day to enjoy the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art and take the kids to the Garfield Park Conservatory.
I do feel my bucket list was pretty awesome though, so I’m still going to cross off the rest of the items. Promise.
This year, I’m going to return to Christine Kane’s idea of picking a word that will be your theme for the year. In 2010, my word was “Reclaim” because I felt the need to reclaim myself. Anyone or anything that took from me or didn’t add value to my life, got pushed to the backburner or out of my life entirely. It was really empowering and I loved it.
For 2012, my word is flexibility. There are a lot of big changes coming up this year for my family and from where I sit they all look like positive, yet challenging changes. That’s why to navigate them, I *know* I will need to be flexible. You know, accepting the things I cannot change and all that. Sorry if I sound cryptic, but now’s not the time to get into what’s on the horizon. Stay tuned though, I’ll definitely be blogging through it.
I chose “flexible” because I like to be in control, I like order, I’m a perfectionist. Things often have to be “just so.” There isn’t much flexibility. Sooooo, I am going to work on changing that. Wish me luck. What about you? What are you hoping to do new/different this year?